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Paul and Mildred Berg establish endowed professorship and name biochemistry professor Mark Krasnow as its inaugural recipient

Paul Berg, 92, is a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist, advocate, mentor, fundraiser and philanthropist. Known for helping develop recombinant DNA — the gene-splicing technology that transformed genetic medicine and launched the biotechnology industry — Berg recently created an endowed professorship with his wife, Mildred.

Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD, a professor of biochemistry, is the inaugural holder of the Paul and Mildred Berg Endowed Professorship.

“Mark is a fine scientist and a gifted teacher. He has mapped the entire system of lung development. … It’s a remarkable achievement,” said Berg, PhD, a founding member of Stanford’s Department of Biochemistry.